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Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, September 4, 2006, 22:19

Carsten Becker writes:
>... > >> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety > > ayvengaryo (lit. "wolf-man") >...
Interesting. Did you have a particular reason to decide to reverse the typical order for compounding? All the languages in which I know the word 'werewolf' compound it as 'man-wolf'. I always intuitionally thought 'wolf-man' would be more sensible, so I wonder whether you thought the same. When translating it a few days ago, I still sticked to the order all the other languages I know use. **Henrik


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